'''Edward Coote Pinkney''' (October 1, 1802 – April 11, 1828) was an American poet, lawyer, sailor, professor, and editor. Born in London in 1802, Pinkney made his way to Maryland
. After attending college, he joined the United States Navy
and traveled throughout the Mediterranean Sea|Mediterranean
and elsewhere. He then attempted a law career but was unsuccessful and attempted to join the Mexican army, though he never did. He died at the age of 25 in 1828.
Pinkney published several lyric poetry|lyric poems
inspired primarily by the work of British poets. Critic and poet Edgar Allan Poe
supported Pinkney's work after his death, quoting from his poetry in a lecture series. Poe also suggested Pinkney would have been more successful if he was a New England
er rather than a Southern writer.